2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

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2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
Organisers IAAF
Edition 32nd
Date March 20/21
Host city Bruxelles, Belgium Belgium
Location Ossegem Park
Nations participating 72
Athletes participating 673
Races 6
Distances 12 km – Senior men
4 km – Men's short
8 km – Junior men
8 km – Senior women
4 km – Women's short
6 km – Junior women

The 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 20/21, 2004. The races were held at the Ossegem Park in Bruxelles, the capital of Belgium. Reports of the event were given in the New York Times,[1] and for the IAAF.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

The new team scores introduced in 2002 were reverted to the original form as used in 2001 and earlier.

Complete results for senior men,[8][9][10] for senior men's teams,[8][11][12] for men's short race,[13][14][15] for men's short race teams,[13][16][17] for junior men,[18][19][20] for junior men's teams,[18][21][22] senior women,[23][24][25] for senior women's teams,[23][26][27] for women's short race,[28][29][30] for women's short race teams,[28][31][32] for junior women,[33][34][35] for junior women's teams,[33][36][37] medallists,[38] and the results of British athletes who took part[39] were published.

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
35:52 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
36:10 Sileshi Sihine
 Ethiopia
36:11
Men's short
(4 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
11:31 Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam
 Ethiopia
11:36 Maregu Zewdie
 Ethiopia
11:42
Junior men
(8 km)
Meba Tadesse
 Ethiopia
24:01 Boniface Kiprop
 Uganda
24:03 Ernest Meli Kimeli
 Kenya
24:16
Senior women
(8 km)
Benita Johnson
 Australia
27:17 Ejagayehu Dibaba
 Ethiopia
27:29 Worknesh Kidane
 Ethiopia
27:34
Women's short
(4 km)
Edith Masai
 Kenya
13:07 Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
13:09 Teyiba Erkesso
 Ethiopia
13:11
Junior women
(6 km)
Meselech Melkamu
 Ethiopia
20:48 Aziza Aliyu
 Ethiopia
20:53 Mestawat Tadesse
 Ethiopia
20:56
Team
Senior men  Ethiopia 14  Kenya 30  Eritrea 66
Men's short  Ethiopia 17  Qatar 39  Kenya 52
Junior men  Kenya 20  Ethiopia 25  Uganda 33
Senior women  Ethiopia 26  Kenya 30  United Kingdom 74
Women's short  Ethiopia 19  Kenya 21  Canada 87
Junior women  Ethiopia 10  Kenya 36  Japan 67

Race results[edit]

Senior men's race (12 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 35:52
2nd Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 36:10
3rd Sileshi Sihine  Ethiopia 36:11
4 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 36:34
5 Charles Kamathi  Kenya 36:36
6 Zersenay Tadesse  Eritrea 36:37
7 Fabiano Joseph  Tanzania 36:49
8 Yibeltal Admassu  Ethiopia 36:52
9 Yonas Kifle  Eritrea 36:53
10 Wilberforce Talel  Kenya 37:01
11 John Cheruiyot Korir  Kenya 37:03
12 Hicham Chatt  Morocco 37:09
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 2
Sileshi Sihine 3
Yibeltal Admassu 8
(Tibebu Yenew) (15)
(Ketema Nigusse) (36)
14
2nd  Kenya
Eliud Kipchoge 4
Charles Kamathi 5
Wilberforce Talel 10
John Cheruiyot Korir 11
(Simion Tuitoek) (27)
(Richard Limo) (32)
30
3rd  Eritrea
Zersenay Tadesse 6
Yonas Kifle 9
Tesfayohannes Mesfen 22
Samson Kiflemariam 29
(Tekle Menghisteab) (74)
66
4  Morocco 68
5  Australia 101
6  Tanzania 118
7  Rwanda 164
8  Spain 166
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Men's short race (4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Men's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 11:31
2nd Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 11:36
3rd Maregu Zewdie  Ethiopia 11:42
4 Abdullah Ahmed Hassan  Qatar 11:44
5 Saif Saeed Shaheen  Qatar 11:44
6 Eliud Kirui  Kenya 11:45
7 Isaac Songok  Kenya 11:45
8 Sultan Khamis Zaman  Qatar 11:50
9 Craig Mottram  Australia 11:51
10 Adil Kaouch  Morocco 11:56
11 Dejene Berhanu  Ethiopia 11:56
12 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 11:56
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 2
Maregu Zewdie 3
Dejene Berhanu 11
(Hussen Adilo) (29)
(Mohamed Awol) (31)
17
2nd  Qatar
Abdullah Ahmed Hassan 4
Saif Saeed Shaheen 5
Sultan Khamis Zaman 8
Abdulaziz Al-Ameri 22
(Ali Al-Dawoodi) (23)
(Khamis Abdulla Saifeldin) (95)
39
3rd  Kenya
Eliud Kirui 6
Isaac Songok 7
Abraham Chebii 19
Kiplimo Muneria 20
(Boniface Kiprotich Songok) (21)
(John Kibowen) (32)
52
4  Algeria 119
5  Morocco 119
6  Canada 128
7  United States 163
8  Spain 193
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior men's race (8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Meba Tadesse  Ethiopia 24:01
2nd Boniface Kiprop  Uganda 24:03
3rd Ernest Meli Kimeli  Kenya 24:16
4 Barnabas Kosgei  Kenya 24:24
5 Mulugeta Wendimu  Ethiopia 24:44
6 Hosea Macharinyang  Kenya 24:51
7 Ronald Rutto  Kenya 25:04
8 Moses Aliwa  Uganda 25:08
9 Tessema Absher  Ethiopia 25:12
10 Yirefu Birhanu  Ethiopia 25:18
11 Harbert Okuti  Uganda 25:21
12 Nicholas Kwemoi  Uganda 25:22
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Kenya
Ernest Meli Kimeli 3
Barnabas Kosgei 4
Hosea Macharinyang 6
Ronald Rutto 7
(Moses Masai) (16)
(Stanley Kipkosgei Salil) (21)
20
2nd  Ethiopia
Meba Tadesse 1
Mulugeta Wendimu 5
Tessema Absher 9
Yirefu Birhanu 10
(Kabtamu Reta) (20)
25
3rd  Uganda
Boniface Kiprop 2
Moses Aliwa 8
Harbert Okuti 11
Nicholas Kwemoi 12
33
4  Morocco 61
5  Japan 105
6  Algeria 157
7  United States 175
8  Russia 179
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Senior women's race (8 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Benita Johnson  Australia 27:17
2nd Ejagayehu Dibaba  Ethiopia 27:29
3rd Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 27:34
4 Alice Timbilil  Kenya 27:36
5 Teyiba Erkesso  Ethiopia 27:43
6 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 27:56
7 Eunice Chepkorir  Kenya 27:59
8 Émilie Mondor  Canada 28:01
9 Fridah Domongole  Kenya 28:03
10 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 28:08
11 Kathy Butler  United Kingdom 28:13
12 Olivera Jevtić  Serbia and Montenegro 28:18
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Ejagayehu Dibaba 2
Worknesh Kidane 3
Teyiba Erkesso 5
Derartu Tulu 16
(Eyerusalem Kuma) (43)
(Alemtsehay Hailu) (59)
26
2nd  Kenya
Alice Timbilil 4
Eunice Chepkorir 7
Fridah Domongole 9
Sally Barsosio 10
(Jane Ngotho) (20)
(Irene Kipchumba) (34)
30
3rd  United Kingdom
Kathy Butler 11
Liz Yelling 13
Louise Damen 22
Natalie Harvey 28
(Hayley Yelling) (29)
74
4  France 90
5  United States 98
6  Australia 99
7  Canada 161
8  Portugal 167
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Women's short race (4 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Women's short race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Edith Masai  Kenya 13:07
2nd Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 13:09
3rd Teyiba Erkesso  Ethiopia 13:11
4 Worknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 13:14
5 Isabella Ochichi  Kenya 13:18
6 Olga Romanova  Russia 13:19
7 Peninah Chepchumba  Kenya 13:22
8 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 13:23
9 Jane Wanjiku  Kenya 13:23
10 Ejagayehu Dibaba  Ethiopia 13:23
11 Amane Godana  Ethiopia 13:27
12 Zahra Ouaziz  Morocco 13:33
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 2
Teyiba Erkesso 3
Worknesh Kidane 4
Ejagayehu Dibaba 10
(Amane Godana) (11)
(Bezunesh Bekele) (18)
19
2nd  Kenya
Edith Masai 1
Isabella Ochichi 5
Peninah Chepchumba 7
Vivian Cheruiyot 8
(Jane Wanjiku) (9)
(Beatrice Chepchumba) (21)
21
3rd  Canada
Émilie Mondor 13
Carmen Douma-Hussar 17
Malindi Elmore 22
Tina Connelly 35
(Courtney Inman) (37)
(Leah Pells) (57)
87
4  Morocco 101
5  United Kingdom 125
6  Portugal 127
7  United States 141
8  Spain 191
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Junior women's race (6 km)[edit]

For full event details see 2004 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
1st Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 20:48
2nd Aziza Aliyu  Ethiopia 20:53
3rd Mestawat Tadesse  Ethiopia 20:56
4 Workitu Ayanu  Ethiopia 20:59
5 Chemutai Rionotukei  Kenya 21:04
6 Jebichi Yator  Kenya 21:05
7 Yenealem Ayano  Ethiopia 21:05
8 Bao Guiying  China 21:05
9 Gladys Chemweno  Kenya 21:13
10 Hitomi Miyai  Japan 21:15
11 Yuko Nohara  Japan 21:19
12 Siham Hilali  Morocco 21:31
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
1st  Ethiopia
Meselech Melkamu 1
Aziza Aliyu 2
Mestawat Tadesse 3
Workitu Ayanu 4
(Yenealem Ayano) (7)
(Hirut Mengestu) (15)
10
2nd  Kenya
Chemutai Rionotukei 5
Jebichi Yator 6
Gladys Chemweno 9
Everline Kemunto Kimwei 16
(Emmy Chepkirui) (17)
(Nelly Chepkurui) (18)
36
3rd  Japan
Hitomi Miyai 10
Yuko Nohara 11
Hitomi Niiya 19
Kei Terada 27
(Tomoka Inadomi) (29)
(Misaki Katsumata) (33)
67
4  United States 120
5  Russia 160
6  China 169
7  South Africa 185
8  Morocco 196
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Ethiopia 9 6 5 20
2  Kenya 2 4 2 8
3  Australia 1 0 0 1
4  Uganda 0 1 1 2
5  Qatar 0 1 0 1
6  Canada 0 0 1 1
 Eritrea 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 United Kingdom 0 0 1 1
Total 12 12 12 36
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 673 athletes from 72 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[39] The announced athletes from  Guinea did not show.[19][20][29][30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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